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South London woman tests negative for Ebola

A woman who is being treated in a south London hospital for a haemorrhagic fever has tested negative for Ebola, officials have said.

ITV News Correspondent Lewis Vaughn Jones has tweeted:

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Woman in south London hospital 'tested for Ebola'

A woman admitted to a London hospital with a "haemorrhagic fever" is to be tested for Ebola as a "precaution," health officials have said.

It has been reported that the patient has a history of travel to West Africa and she presented herself to St George's Hospital in Tooting with a high temperature last night. The woman is currently being treated in isolation from other patients.

A spokesperson from St George's Healthcare NHS Trust said:

A patient has been admitted to St George's Hospital this evening with a haemorrhagic fever and is currently undergoing a series of tests, as a precaution one of which is for Ebola.

The trust has followed national guidance and moved the patient to our clinical infections unit where they are being cared for in isolation, away from other patients. Infection control procedures remain in place while we await the outcome of the tests.

We are confident that all appropriate actions have been taken by our staff to protect the public and the patient.

– St George's Healthcare NHS Trust

Driver runs off after car smashes into beauty clinic

A car smashed into a beauty salon in south London this morning, ending up wedged in the front window. Police found the car in Mitcham Road in Tooting early this morning, but the driver had fled the scene.

Speaking to the Evening Standard, the owner of Chantal Beauty Clinic said:

Somebody drove a car into the shop, it has damaged everything. I’m in a bad situation right now.

– Beauty salon owner

Police are investigating if the car was stolen.

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